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July 10, 2017      5:56 PM

What's at stake during this week in court in San Antonio

The state is so confident in its decisions it is holding to the current maps, both House and Congressional, plaintiffs are going for the jugular

A three-judge panel in San Antonio will spend this week weighing potential changes to House and Congressional districts in Texas, what could be viewed as a fourth-round review of maps drawn six years ago by incumbents using numbers tied to the 2010 census.

If you’re Texas, you are going to argue that challenges raised by the plaintiffs were cured by the 2013 interim maps drawn by the three-judge panel in San Antonio. The state is so confident in its decisions it is holding to the current maps, both House and Congressional.

If you’re the plaintiffs – MALC, MALDEF, NAACP – you’ve been given one more bite at the (Red) Apple, and you are going to go for the jugular. In recent weeks, plaintiffs have taken to the state’s redistricting tool to draw maps in specific areas of the state cited by the judges: Houston, Dallas, Tarrant County, South Texas, Belton and some West Texas.

By Kimberly Reeves

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